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Biomedical Engineering Professor Yu-Ping Wang has been elected as a member of the College of Fellows to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Professor Wang runs the Multiscale Bioimaging and Bioinformatics Laboratory, which can be found in the Department of Biomedical Engineering on the Tulane Uptown Campus and in the Tulane School of Public Health downtown.

Biomedical Engineering doctoral student in Dr. Khismatullin's laboratory, Hakm Murad, has been awarded a Georges Lurcy Grant through a Tulane-Newcomb program. Murad’s research examines the effects of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound on cancer cells and its potential as a cancer treatment. The grant also allowed him to travel to the Biomedical Engineering Society's Annual Meetin in October, 2016, to present his research. This was the sixth Georges Lurcy Grant that Murad has received since 2013.

Cell and Molecular Biology and Brain Institute Associate Professor Laura Schrader was awarded $225,750 from the NIH to determine the role of the transcription factor, Shox2, in the control of thalamic cell function and oscillatory behavior that may contribute to seizure formation.

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No Problem is Too Big for Tulane Students to Solve

Jamie Logan

NAE ProgramFrom engineering better medicines to finding ways to provide access to clean water, global problems are getting attention from Tulane University students.

Tulane is the newest member of the national Grand Challenge Scholars Program, organized by the National Academy of Engineering to tackle 14 of the world’s most pressing challenges.

“The Grand Challenge Scholars Program was put together to train students for the 21st century,” said associate dean Beth Wee, director of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Tulane.

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Image Georgia Banker’s Generosity Towards the School of Science and Engineering Embodies the Tulanian Spirit of Giving

There are a lot of great ways to express your loyalty and dedication to your alma mater. For Mark Tipton, Georgia Regional President of IBERIABANK, giving back to Tulane was an easy decision to make. Tipton, who received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1978, and his wife Diana, established a two-part gift for the School of Science and Engineering.

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Image Tulane team wins NASA’s Big Idea Challenge for Spacecraft Design

Article by Keith Brannon

Tulane University engineering students’ innovative idea for a flower-shaped, solar-powered space ferry won the top prize in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge, a national contest to design better ways to assemble spacecraft in space. Five finalist teams from around the country presented concepts for next-generation spacecraft to top scientists at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Feb. 16.

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Image Get SMART with Summer Research Opportunity

Article by Barri Bronston

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering is accepting applications for a summer undergraduate research opportunity on Tulane’s uptown campus. The Summer Materials Research at Tulane (SMART) program is a 10-week multidisciplinary research experience for undergraduates incorporating the departments of chemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering and physics and engineering physics.

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A New Movement to Treat Troubled Children as ‘Sad, Not Bad’

Article by Katy Reckdahl of The Hechinger Report

On dress-down days, Sherlae’s outfits almost always include sequins and sparkles. Whenever she passes a window, she lights up, in a way that matches her sunny personality and big, dimpled smile. But for years, because of strife at home, she had to force herself to look cheerful each morning as she walked into her school, Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep in uptown New Orleans. “I always try to put on a happy, smiling — not sad — face,” said Sherlae, 13, whose middle name is used here to protect her privacy.

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11th Annual School of Science and Engineering Research Day ~ Outstanding Researcher Ceremony, Student Research Poster Presentations, & Reception

Thursday, April 6, 2017
3 PM – 5 PM
Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life – Room 212 – Qatar Ballroom & Room 213 – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
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School of Science and Engineering Distinguished Leadership Circle Reception & 9th Annual Science and Engineering Alumni Awards Celebration

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Marshall-Heape Chair in Geology Investiture Ceremony

Friday, April 7, 2017
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Science and Engineering Capstone Project Expo

Thursday, April 20, 2017
10 AM – 12 PM
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17th Annual Tulane Engineering Forum

Friday, April 21, 2017
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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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